June 21, 2016

Columban missionaries have recognized for decades that economic injustice is a barrier to the building of the Kingdom. Economic poverty is a form of violence against the dignity of the human person, and is inevitably linked to inequality. Economic prosperity for the few has meant more and deeper poverty for many. We see the results, especially in the lives of indigenous communities, women and children, farmers, low-paid workers, and migrants of this unfair distribution of economic security and access to quality life essentials. 

April 22, 2016

April 22, 2016

Contact: Jenny Labbadia, Communications and Outreach Associate

Office: 202-635-5812, Email: jlabbadia@columban.org

Washington, DC – Today, on Earth Day, countries around the world gather to sign the Paris Agreement on Climate Change at a ceremony at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

April 20, 2016

April 21, 2016

Dear Member of Congress,

February 29, 2016

February 27, 2016

Contact: Amy Woolam Echeverria, Columban International Coordinator for Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation

1 (301) 503-9222/amywe@columban.org

February 18, 2016

February 18, 2016

Contact: Jenny Labbadia, Communications and Outreach Associate

February 1, 2016

Washington, DC- World leaders will gather in New Zealand on February 4 to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive free trade agreement encompassing 40% of the world’s economy. Columban missionaries live in and serve communities in 7 of the 12 participating countries involved in this agreement. Because of this, Columbans have unique exposure to the negative impacts of free trade agreements on the worlds’ most vulnerable people.

January 8, 2016

January 6, 2016
Contact: Jenny Labbadia, Communications and Outreach Associate
Office: 202-635-5812, Email: jlabbadia@columban.org

November 25, 2015

Global Catholic Climate Movement Delivers U.S. Petition Signatures to President Obama

November 20, 2015

The Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach joins with people of all religious traditions to condemn the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut and Baghdad, and offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and survivors. We pray for an end to the senseless violence in Syria, which has claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people these past four years.

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